The Breakdown by B A Paris #TheBreakdown @BAParisAuthor




If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the house alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby– and if the knife in the kitchen really had blood on it.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

Bestselling author B A Paris is back with a brand new psychological thriller full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


My Review – 5 stars

What a stunning story. Just like Behind Closed Doors I couldn’t put this book down.

It all started that night in the woods.

Cass Anderson didn’t stop to help the woman in the car, and now she’s dead. I can see why she took the shortcut through the woods in a storm. I also would. The spray from the main road would have been unbearable for me too. Cass feels so much guilt that she didn’t stop.

Now she thinks the killer is stalking her through silent phone calls. She feels uneasy in her own home. She is filled with fear and paranoia.

So well written, it took me on an anxious journey with Cass. I felt I was with her the whole way, questioning my own sanity. I felt claustrophobic at times, my heart was racing.

Cass’s mum had early onset dementia and with all the things she’s forgetting she worries it is affecting her too. I like the double meaning of ‘the breakdown’.

I don’t want to say anything else for fear of spoiling the plot.

Please give this book a go, you won’t be disappointed.

I just loved the ending, absolutely perfect.

A gripping psychological thriller with lots of paranoia thrown in.

Thanks to the publishers, Harlequin (UK) Limited and NetGalley for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

Publication date 9th February 2017

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